Thailand is the land of smiles and everyone's favorite country in the world to travel to! 👭 Thailand is a captivating country, brimming with diverse wonders, from enchanting islands and majestic jungles to breathtaking temples and delectable cuisine; it never fails to amaze and leave us wanting more.
Thailand is the best paradise for lesbian couples. Walking hand in hand, cuddling, or kissing on the streets is no issue 👩❤️💋👩 In this post, I will tell you all about how Thailand creates a dream holiday for us: the best places to visit, our favorite things to do, and what you need to know about their lesbian holidays.
So let's get to it. Here's our incredible and comprehensive guide to a dream lesbian holiday in Thailand.
🏳️🌈 Fun fact
While Thailand is undeniably a popular destination, there are numerous hidden gems to be discovered beyond well-known places like Krung Thep Maha Nakhon (Bangkok) and Phuket. The country is adorned with hidden treasures waiting to be explored, adding to the allure of this stunning destination.
Thailand consistently tops the list of LGBT-friendly destinations in Asia, showcasing its inclusive and welcoming atmosphere for travelers from the LGBT community 👩❤️👩 With its progressive attitude and vibrant LGBT social scene, Thailand continues to be one of the most beloved destinations for travelers seeking a diverse and accepting environment.
We’ve spent a lot of time traveling through Thailand over the years 👩❤️👩 And we’ve always appreciated their tolerant and open-minded attitude toward the LGBT community. There's a thriving gay scene in Krung Thep Maha Nakhon (Bangkok) and related locations across the country in which we feel free to be ourselves without confusion or intolerance 👭 Thailand has much to offer gays and lesbians with freedom and its beautiful landscape.
Thailand’s incredible LGBT scene aside, the ‘land of smiles’ is a remarkable and diverse country. On the one hand, you have pure beaches, sweeping jungles, and thrilling cities 👩❤️👩 On the other, jaw-dropping temples, incredible culture, and mouth-watering cuisine, not to mention the loving Thai people, who always welcome you with a smile.
Thai food is super delicious, and it’s safe to eat street food. Don't miss the taste of pad thai, tom Kha kai, khao soi, tom yum (spicy), and mango sticky rice.
Krung Thep Maha Nakhon (Bangkok) is the capital city of Thailand. We love this busy and lovely city, though we can see why many people love it 👭 You need to know where to go in this big city! Besides the popular touring spots Wat Arun, Wat Pho, Lumpini Park, and the many markets, there is a large LGBT scene. Go Grrrls and Lesla Party are exciting annual lesbian parties held in Krung Thep Maha Nakhon (Bangkok).
Whenever we visit the capital, we adore staying at Lamphu House! 👩❤️👩 Situated in the touristy city center; it offers convenient access to other places via riverboat or Grab. Moreover, the food on Soi Rambuttri, where the hotel is located, is simply fantastic!
This island is excellent for a romantic getaway and family gatherings. Koh Samui has very relaxing vibes, and it is Thailand's second-largest island 👩❤️💋👩 The island boasts a plethora of luxurious resorts, making it an ideal destination for the ultimate holiday. Among our favorite lesbian-friendly hotels and resorts are W Koh Samui, Fair House, Silavadee, Four Seasons, and others.
These exceptional accommodations promise a memorable and inclusive experience for all travelers. Besides beautiful beaches and nature, there’s also great LGBT nightlife in Koh Samui 👭 One of the best cabaret shows that we have ever seen is Starz Cabaret, and Pride Bar is a cool LGBT bar to visit.
Nestled in the northern mountains, the laid-back city of Chiang Mai exudes an elegant and charm 👩❤️💋👩 Despite being Thailand's second-largest city, it maintains a welcoming small-town feel with a diverse array of offerings to suit every taste.
Embrace the fantastic experience of Chiang Mai by indulging in a rejuvenating Thai massage, immersing yourself in a cooking class, exploring the vibrant shopping scene, and visiting majestic elephants and numerous awe-inspiring temples 👭 For a truly regal stay, consider Dhara Dhevi Chiang Mai, where you can feel like a queen. Other incredible accommodation options include Anantara, 137 Pillars House, Veranda High Resort, and Raya Heritage, each offering a unique and memorable stay in this captivating city.
Koh Phangan is located near Koh Samui. Although Koh Samui is known as a romantic island, Koh Phangan is known for its crazy full-moon parties 👭 In addition to its wild side, Koh Phangan has a hippie side too. Don't forget to take a break at the lesbian-owned bar and restaurant L’Alcove, as it will be the most relaxing and lesbian vibe on the island 👩❤️💋👩 L’Alcove has excellent drinks, food, and a perfect beach view. Hotel and spa Chantaramas is another lesbian-owned place on the island.
This lake is a hidden gem! Not many Western tourists visit Red Lotus Lake, perhaps because it’s out of the way 👭 Don't forget to visit the Red Lotus Lake in Northeast Thailand if you have enough time and visit Thailand in December, January, or February.
Similar to the Lantern Festival in Chiang Mai, this is also much interesting to visit. The entire lake turns pink in the winter months because of the flowers! 👩❤️👩 Just imagine a visit to a pink lake on Valentine’s Day! It would be really romantic.
Koh Mak and Koh Kood hold a special place in our hearts as our favorite islands in Thailand 👩❤️👩 Situated near the renowned Koh Chang; these hidden gems are often overlooked, making them ideal for those seeking a tranquil and secluded escape.
The beaches on both islands are incredibly picturesque and serene, offering a sense of exclusivity where you can bask in the splendor of glamorous beaches all to yourself 👭 For adventurous souls who love exploring islands, we highly recommend adding Koh Mak to your itinerary for an unforgettable and off-the-beaten-path experience.
As we know, Pattaya is one of the most popular LGBT destinations in Thailand. It is especially famous for the large population of kathoeys 👭 But life here is still pretty tough for these women. Pattaya is famous for nightlife and festivals – so that might be a reason you want to visit!
Thailand welcomes visitors throughout the year, but certain periods may be hotter or rainier than others 👩❤️💋👩 Due to its size, the climate may actually vary from region to region, offering diverse weather experiences depending on the destination.
Thailand is a safe country to visit. Thai people are very peaceful and are always happy to help you. Most importantly, especially for LGBT travelers, Thailand ensures their safety 👭 We have a habit of visiting Thailand over ten times, and we often have a comfortable feeling to travel everywhere in Thailand as lesbian travelers.
Especially for LGBT travelers, Thailand has set up a beautiful Go Thai Be Free campaign 👩❤️👩 Since 2018, Thailand has organized a special annual LGBT symposium for professionals in LGBT tourism.
🏳️🌈 Did you know?
While Thailand may appear welcoming to LGBT+ travelers, some locals still encounter intolerance in the workplace and other aspects of life, facing rejection from friends and family; however, the country is progressing towards greater acceptance and inclusivity.
Thailand is widely supposed to be a lesbian paradise and for good reason. Hot on the global LGBT travel destination list, Thailand is a cheering country for lesbian travelers 👩❤️💋👩 Here I’ve put together the reasons why it has been called a paradise for lesbian travelers for a long time.